BOSTON (AP) - Secretary of State William Galvin says a count has determined that casino foes collected enough certified signatures to continue pursuing a proposed ballot question that would repeal the state's 2011 gambling law. The group Repeal the Casino Deal needed to submit at least 68,911 certified signatures by last Wednesday's deadline to proceed with its goal of putting the question on the November 2014 ballot.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts voters in the 5th Congressional District are heading to the polls next week. The race pits Democratic state Senator Katherine Clark of Melrose against Republican Frank Addivinola, a Boston attorney. Both won their respective party primaries in October. The victor will fill the seat vacated by Edward Markey, who resigned after winning a special election to fill John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat. Kerry had stepped down to become secretary of state.
SHREWSBURY, Mass. (AP) - A Shrewsbury business owner says he is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in Massachusetts. Mark Fisher has never sought elective office. He said his first priority as governor would be to remove all tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike. On his website, Fisher describes himself as a member of the tea party and a political outsider.
RUTLAND, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say they are investigating the suspicious death of a woman found in a house fire in Rutland. Firefighters came to the two-story home about 7 yesterday morning after neighbors reported smoke coming from the structure. The woman was found on the first floor.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Waltham man is dead after his vehicle went through a fence and crashed into a building in Cambridge, trapping the driver. State police say investigators are trying to figure out why the car crashed into a house on Concord Turnpike last night. Authorities say 40-year-old Theodore Ohene-Addo was alone in the vehicle when it crashed late last night.
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